Written by Richard Cameron and directed by Tessa Walker
At Hull Truck Theatre September 8 – October 8 2011
Hull Truck Theatre presents…
THE GLEE CLUB
To book tickets, call 01482 323638 or visit www.hulltruck.co.uk
National Tour October 10 – November 29 2011
Hull Truck Theatre will stage Richard Cameron’s The Glee Club this autumn – reviving a play premiered by its own founder Mike Bradwell at The Bush Theatre in 2002.
The play follows the story of the Edlington Colliery’s Glee Club who spend their evenings away from the pit getting together to sing, but just ahead of the gala performance of 1962, the South Yorkshire group face a host of problems!
To prepare for the play, director Tessa Walker, who comes to Hull Truck from the National Theatre of Scotland where she was Literary Associate, has been in contact with former miner Frank Arrowsmith:
“Frank spoke with such passion and in such detail about the colliery - its fascinating political history, what it meant to the community and the effect
its closure has had. Speaking to him really brought the play alive for me in such a brilliant way. I think it will prove an essential experience for all the performers involved in this play.” She said.
The play, which is as insightful and poignant as it is hilarious, features a cast of six male actors, including Olivier Award winner Paul Clarkson and Sleepy Hollow star, Marc Pickering. The six have worked with Music Director Phil Bateman to create their close-harmony singing.
To book tickets for Hull Truck Theatre, call the box office on
John Burton, Marc Pickering and Sean McKenzie from The Glee Club. Picture by Richard Hubert-Smith.